Miso Candied Sweet Potato

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Producer:Yamauchi Honten
Ingredients:Sweet potato (from Miyazaki and Kagoshima Prefecture), vegetable oil, sugar, miso (contains soybeans), butter
Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free

This special treat combines two local specialties from Kyushu: satsumaimo (sweet potato) from southern Kyushu and Yamauchi Honten’s own “Maboroshi Miso”. The sweet potatoes are fried with their skin on until crispy and then baked with a mix of butter, sugar and maboroshi miso which adds a rich, umami sweetness.

Yamauchi Honten began making their miso and soy sauce over 270 years ago in 1751. In 1999, in an effort to preserve the local groundwater, they installed a rainwater infiltration basin and in 2009 became the first small and medium-sized enterprise to reach an agreement with the Council for Promotion of Water Recycling Farming to recycle groundwater in the Kumamoto region. These efforts are expected to replenish ~120,000 tons of groundwater annually.

Suggested uses: Enjoy as is (please note the candy is quite hard so take care when chewing). Pairs well with any of the teas from our Japanese Green and Specialty Teas: “Ryu” Care Package.


DISCLAIMER: We provide ingredients and common allergens based on the packaging as a reference only. Please consume with caution based on your own individual health concerns as we cannot guarantee the presence or lack of certain ingredients, allergens and/or animal products.

Customer Reviews

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A Lovely Surprise

We had just returned from a trip to Kyushu when I opened up this package to share with non-Japanese friends. All of us loved these unique snacks. I'd never seen or heard of them and was so glad to support the company that produces them. I'd never see these on a store shelf and I live in a city with some really good Japanese markets. Glad that I'm able to reorder them. If you're not sure about ordering (or trying to top up your order), give these a try.

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